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Honeymoon is over for gay weddings (gay weddings down 50% in past year)
Observer via Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Feb. 02, 2008 | Denis Campbell

Posted on 02/02/2008 5:00:43 PM PST by jdm

The number of gay weddings has plummeted by more than 50 per cent in the past year. Civil partnerships became legal for homosexuals in December 2005, allowing them to acquire the same sorts of tax and pension rights as straight married couples.

Initially, thousands of gay and lesbian couples held ceremonies. However, a survey by the Local Government Association found that all the 40 councils across England they surveyed had experienced a fall in the number taking place - the figures show an average drop of 55 per cent in 2007 from 2006.

(Excerpt) Read more at observer.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: gays; homosexualagenda; honeymoons; samesexmarriage; weddings
So gay "marriage" was all about publicity and not love? Shocker.
1 posted on 02/02/2008 5:00:45 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

What are the stats on gay divorces? About 100% I’d bet.


2 posted on 02/02/2008 5:03:09 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: jdm

Now maybe these royal pains in the behind will go away.


3 posted on 02/02/2008 5:05:12 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: jdm

The same thing is happening in Massachusetts, US. After a big start the numers dropped dramatically.


4 posted on 02/02/2008 5:05:43 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Nice pun.


5 posted on 02/02/2008 5:08:12 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: jdm

It was NEVER about “weddings” or “marriage.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Sometimes I get the impression that people in the “media” are REALLY “slow.”


6 posted on 02/02/2008 5:15:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Al ! Phil says six more weeks of winter. The rallies are going to have to wait.)
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To: jdm

At the risk of getting flamed, I would like to share with you all my experience with and exposure to “gay marriage.” For a long time I lived on Capitol Hill. My next door neighbors were “The Toms,” a very nice, stable couple, regular church-goers and choir singers, whose house was beautifully kept and who threw great parties — in short, among the most respectable people on our block. They were not married, and would have hooted at the idea, but they were “together.” They looked after my pets when I was out of town, climbed onto my roof in a torrential rainstorm when there was something badly wrong with my gutter, fixed little things around my house that I couldn’t, brought me chicken soup when I was sick and were generally just about the best neighbors I ever had. They were unfailingly kind and generous. Then they changed jobs and moved away, selling their house to a single gay man. He had different, very dubious looking men going in and out of that house every day and night. Two of them beat him up. One guy stole his Beemer. There was constant noise, constant uproar, and he was very nasty and unpleasant, a lawyer at a federal financial oversight agency. Who would you rather live next to?


7 posted on 02/02/2008 5:16:01 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: jdm
gay weddings down 50% in past year...

They must have learned about the "he gets to keep half of your stuff when you split up" part.

8 posted on 02/02/2008 5:18:15 PM PST by Polybius
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To: 3AngelaD

A married heterosexual couple with three kids and a dog. ;-)


10 posted on 02/02/2008 5:22:39 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

I couldn’t afford to buy that house and give it to the married heterosexual couple with three kids and a dog, and they couldn’t afford to buy it, either. You would not believe the cost of real estate that close to the Capitol. :}


11 posted on 02/02/2008 5:26:29 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: 3AngelaD

so you’ve learned that gay people vary at about the same rate that straight people do.


12 posted on 02/02/2008 5:29:18 PM PST by thefactor
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To: jdm

The spoiled child will throw a tantrum to get a toy, then immediately discard it. Infantile conduct has become a political movement in the world. As it is with the killing of unborn children, it’s just about power.


13 posted on 02/02/2008 5:33:56 PM PST by Spok
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To: 3AngelaD

“Who would you rather live next to?”

So you’re saying that gay people can only be decent if they’re allowed to marry? I guess I’m missing your point.


14 posted on 02/02/2008 5:37:54 PM PST by Spok
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To: jdm

Isn’t this expected? I mean, there were probably a lot of gay couples that wanted to marry for years but couldn’t until it was legalized. Most of them probably married in the first year, so there was an initial surge in gay marriages. By the second year, the long-term established couples (the ones most likely to marry) were already married, and mostly new couples married. I guess I just don’t see why this is such a shocker.


15 posted on 02/02/2008 5:38:14 PM PST by massfreeper
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To: Texas Eagle

Nah, they just stay ‘married’ and keep fooling around with other people on the side.


16 posted on 02/02/2008 5:56:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: jdm

Gay Weddings are down 50% and Gay divorces are up 50 precent.


17 posted on 02/02/2008 6:20:30 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Anti-Bubba182

LOL They found out they would have to stay together forever.


19 posted on 02/02/2008 6:37:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: jdm; All
In case anybody missed this from a related post, Romans 1:25-27 tells us that same-sex sexual relationships are a consequence of idolatry. In other words, such relationships are a consequence of disobeying the 1ST COMMANDMENT, a major aspect of the GREATEST COMMANDMENT, to love the jealous God with all your being.

Homosexuals need to keep in mind, however, that the good news of the gospel is not about how God despises same-sex sexual relationships. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 indicates that certain members of that church had been slaves to such relationships but had been cleansed in Jesus' name. So these former homosexuals had evidently repented and accepted God's grace to straighten their lives out.

John 3:16
Revelation 3:20

20 posted on 02/02/2008 6:44:28 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: jdm

Well, that makes sense. Those who were going to get married, did. You wouldn’t expect the rate to stay the same.

Like any new product, sales fall off as the market gets saturated.


21 posted on 02/02/2008 6:52:29 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Spok

I didn’t say anything about gay people getting married. In my experience, they are more pleasant to live around if they are in stable relationships instead of sleeping with anything that happens to wander by.


22 posted on 02/02/2008 9:16:05 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: 3AngelaD
It's a very complex issue. With science being hostile to the born that way theory along with the growing number of ex-gays, it's obvious to any informed person that homosexuals are confused about their sexuality.
23 posted on 02/02/2008 9:58:04 PM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: 3AngelaD

You should not get flamed for telling the truth and I would prefer living next to the stable couple, too. Kindness is always a good thing.

You will find this hard to believe, too, but I know a gay couple who have been together over 20 years and they are very conservative in their politics and views. Ha!


24 posted on 02/02/2008 10:01:38 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: jdm

They don’t much like Mitt Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJnYFU4v9a4


25 posted on 02/02/2008 10:03:55 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: 3AngelaD
Sounds like you were living next to two homosexual men. Most don’t care to get married. If you were living next to two lesbians, the majority of homosexuals who demand marriage, I’ll bet you would not have enjoyed the same treatment. In my experience, the lesbians do a lot of complaining, generally think men should pay a lot of taxes to support them, and use the most passive aggressive measures imaginable against those who stand i their way. You wound up living next to a nut which has no relevance on marriage.
26 posted on 02/02/2008 10:04:39 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (<I>)
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To: jdm

Well statistically this makes *some* sense... I mean you had many couples together for years who could not get married of course when you allow it the first year will have a deluge.. The interesting thing will be if there is a continuing trend..


27 posted on 02/02/2008 10:08:45 PM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: jdm
So gay "marriage" was all about publicity and not love?

Maybe the sheer number of gays was overestimated and therefore, after the initial "push" there aren't that many left?

28 posted on 02/02/2008 10:11:26 PM PST by Go Gordon (The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

exactly

the initial homo’s who pushed for gay marriage in MA did it for an agenda, they then moved to other states and asked for divorce knwoing if the new state gives them a divorce then surely they have no recognised gay marriage thus using that argument to get gay marriage legal in that state now and thus spreadking their agenda

it;’s not hard to see what they are tryiong to do

In the end it’s a sexual perversion, just like being tied up nothing more nothing less.

How pathetic to see these confused people think they are married yet as soon as they leave the state they are not married

Now that is a shame marriage if ever there was, even in Massachusetts most of the people look at these people as either confused, sick, or need mental help, they certainly think they are not really married and in their eyes as mine are they are not maried nor will they ever be.

still if they want to think that and top toe round the tulips then so be it


29 posted on 02/03/2008 7:46:33 AM PST by manc
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To: jdm
The number of gay weddings has plummeted by more than 50 per cent in the past year

Its because of all the breakups caused by arguments over who gets to wear the wedding gown.......

30 posted on 02/03/2008 7:52:14 AM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: jdm

The big question in gay divorces is which is the man and which is the woman? That way the court will know who gets the payments and gets kicked out of the house, and who receives the payments and gets to keep the house.


31 posted on 02/03/2008 7:54:23 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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